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    Fresh batch of Canadian military trainers headed to Ukraine
    Jan07

    Fresh batch of Canadian military trainers headed to Ukraine

    A fresh batch of Canadian military trainers is about to deploy to eastern Europe, and the outgoing commander says his soldiers took a lot of their own notes in addition to handing out assignments to Ukrainian troops. …read more Source: Global...

    Orthodox faithful mark Christmas with services, celebration
    Jan07

    Orthodox faithful mark Christmas with services, celebration

    MOSCOW (AP) — For much of the Orthodox Christian world, Thursday is celebrated as Christmas Day. Believers in Russia, Ukraine, and parts of Eastern Europe and the Middle East flocked to churches for the holiday. Some Orthodox churches follow the liturgical calendar observed by the Roman catholic and Protestant churches and celebrate Christmas on...

    Canadian trainers learn lessons of their own instructing hard-pressed Ukrainians
    Jan07

    Canadian trainers learn lessons of their own instructing hard-pressed Ukrainians

    OTTAWA — A fresh batch of Canadian military trainers is about to deploy to eastern Europe, and the outgoing commander says his soldiers took a lot of their own notes in addition to handing out assignments to Ukrainian troops. Lt.-Col. Jason Guiney, who is about to end his five-month stint, says even though their training bases are 1,200...

    Russians Have Learned How to Hack Power Grids
    Jan07

    Russians Have Learned How to Hack Power Grids

    A December power outage in Ukraine was caused by a malware attack. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine challenges Russian gas project
    Jan07

    Ukraine challenges Russian gas project

    Daniel J. GraeberKIEV, Ukraine, Jan. 7 (UPI) — Ukrainian energy company Naftogaz said it filed an official complaint in Europe, arguing Russian gas pipeline expansion plans would limit competition. …read more Source: United Press...

    Ukrainian-Jewish billionaire Igor Kolomoisky sues Russia
    Jan07

    Ukrainian-Jewish billionaire Igor Kolomoisky sues Russia

    AMSTERDAM (JTA) — Ukrainian-Jewish billionaire Igor Kolomoisky sued Russia in an international court over his inability to operate an airport in Crimea. The Permanent Court of Arbitration, a Hague-based intergovernmental organization with 117 member states, announced on Wednesday that it would review the lawsuit, Reuters reported. Kolomoisky, a...

    U.S. Suspects Russia Behind Cyberattack On Ukraine Power Grid
    Jan07

    U.S. Suspects Russia Behind Cyberattack On Ukraine Power Grid

    U.S. security agencies are investigating whether Russian government hackers were behind a cyberattack on the Ukrainian power grid last month, U.S. news media reported January 6. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian Economy Killers: Oil and Sanctions
    Jan07

    Russian Economy Killers: Oil and Sanctions

    Russian President Vladimir Putin gets a bad report card, even a failing grade, for his handling of the economic crisis in his country, according to 27 percent of analysts who participated in a major survey conducted by Bloomberg Business. These are hard times in Russia, with the collapse in oil prices, economic sanctions against the country for...

    Orthodox Christians Celebrate Christmas
    Jan07

    Orthodox Christians Celebrate Christmas

    Many Orthodox Christians are celebrating the birth of Jesus on Thursday, following the older Julian calendar. On Wednesday, believers in Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Serbia, Ethiopia and elsewhere observed Christmas Eve, while Christians who have adopted the Gregorian calendar celebrated the Feast of Epiphany. …read more Source: Voice of...

    U.S. officials look toward Russia while investigating cyberattack on Ukraine’s power grid – report
    Jan07

    U.S. officials look toward Russia while investigating cyberattack on Ukraine’s power grid – report

    Intelligence officials in Washington have reportedly begun investigating claims that Russian hackers launched a cyberattack last month that targeted the electrical grid in neighboring Ukraine. As many as 700,000 Ukrainian households lost power for several hours in late December as the result of an apparent cyberattack, and sources familiar with...